MOTION-- Zero Emissions Transportation Infrastructure Working Group
The City of Los Angeles has a goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. In pursuing that goal,
we can improve our air quality, health, and environment by seizing on opportunities to
decarbonize the transportation sector. Public leadership is essential to support this market
transformation with great opportunities to decarbonize fleets at many City departments and
regional agencies. Decarbonizing various public fleets and non-revenue vehicles face common
challenges related to upfront cost, procurement, and supporting infrastructure.
Many Southern California agencies have adopted, or are considering, similar or related goals
around clean and decarbonized fleets. Some highlights include:
The City of Los Angeles has committed to:
• Increase the percentage of zero-emission vehicles in the city to 25% by 2025, 80% by
2035, and 100% by 2050;
• Electrify 100% of LADOT buses by 2028;
• Increase the percentage of all trips made by walking, biking, micro-mobility matched
rides or transit to at least 35% by 2025 and 50% by 2035;
• Achieve zero days of unhealthy air quality by 2025;
• Achieve a 100% carbon-free electricity grid by 2035.
The County of Los Angeles has developed its first sustainability plan, which includes these
Install electric vehicle (EV) chargers at County facilities and properties for public,
employee, and fleet use, prioritizing locations in disadvantaged communities;
Revise and regularly update the County’s fleet policy to require zero emission vehicles or
better whenever available and operationally feasible;
Convert Sheriff’s Department fleet to zero emission by partnering with vehicle
manufacturers to develop a zero emission pursuit LASD vehicle and transport bus;
Partner with Los Angeles Fire Department and equipment manufacturers to pilot a zero
emission fire engine.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has adopted a 2030
Sustainability Strategic Plan through which it commits to:
• Encourage innovation in strategic planning and sustainable practices through adaptation
• Transition Metro’s revenue fleet to zero emissions technology;
• Develop, adopt and implement an EV Implementation Plan to expand the use of EVs
and access to EV charging infrastructure and more.
The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) has established a Climate Action Plan through which it commits to:
• Transition 100% of the non-revenue fleet of light-duty vehicles to zero-emission models;
• Install zero-emission vehicle charging and/or fueling infrastructure at facilities and more.
The City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, LA Metro, and Metrolink can realize great
efficiency and increased opportunities for funding by working together to advance their shared
goals of decarbonizing the transportation sector.
I THEREFORE MOVE that the City Council instruct the City Administrative Officer (CAO), in
collaboration with the City's EV Task Force, (i) to convene a working group made up of
representatives of the General Services Department (GSD), Department of Water and Power,
the Department of Transportation, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Port of Los Angeles,
Los Angeles World Airports, the Board of Public Works, the Economic Workforce Development
Department, the Department of Recreation and Parks, and (ii) to invite representatives of the
County, LA Metro, and Metrolink to participate in the working group, with at least the following
1) Identify opportunities for collaboration on deploying shared charging infrastructure for all
fleet needs (all vehicle classes, both revenue and non-revenue vehicles), while ensuring
that renewable and resilience measures are included. This effort should optimize the
amount of shared or multi-agency accessible zero-emission fueling infrastructure in the
2) Analyze any potential efficiencies in joint procurement and long-term planning.
3) Evaluate opportunities for co-locating and co-developing zero-emissions vehicle
charging infrastructure with both public and private agencies.
4) Maximize capacity for EVs through deploying electric vehicle charging/fueling equipment
in underutilized parking lot facilities for public and/or agency use. Each agency (where
applicable) should provide a report back to its respective governing board listing such
opportunities in parking lots, including the number of available parking spaces in each lot.
5) Maximize and coordinate funding and grant applications for shared charging, storing,
and other infrastructure opportunities.
6) Explore collective procurement opportunities and other procurement innovations, such
as common bid language that allows all agencies to take advantage of a contract
awarded by any of the other agencies, with special emphasis on encouraging and
incentivizing local businesses to benefit from such procurement.
7) To the greatest extent possible, set cross-agency standards for charging, materials,
measurement (hourly need), and telematics needs to ensure a regional standard.
8) Explore ways to maximize coordination with private industry investments in
zero-emission fuel infrastructure in order to facilitate meeting current or anticipated
agency EV needs (for example, relating to construction, power, and storage). Such
steps might include a notification protocol to ensure that all agencies will be able to take
advantage of any potential electrification infrastructure synergies during large private
sector electrification projects.
9) Explore the use of battery storage and energy management for shared charging
infrastructure projects between working group members. Work with LADWP and
Southern California Edison to identify strategies to leverage battery storage to achieve
system resiliency alongside fleet electrification projects.
10) Share lists and maps of assets that can be used in a unified plan for zero-emission
infrastructure, including parking lots, layover locations, park and rides, and existing EV
11) Identify other public agencies that can participate in the work of the working group to
expand long-term zero-emission infrastructure planning further.
I FURTHER MOVE that the CAO and City’s EV Task Force report back on any
additional appropriate parties that should be added to this working group.
I FURTHER MOVE that the CAO in conjunction with the City’s EV Task Force report
back on the progress toward meeting each of the goals of the working group described
above in 90 days, and every 90 days thereafter with updates.
I FURTHER MOVE that EWDD report back in 90 days on workforce training and career
opportunities for zero-emission infrastructure installations and maintenance within the City of